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I recently wrote about another plus-sized woman who wanted taxpayers to foot the bill for her to have an additional seat since she could not fit in one. Today, Paddle Your Own Kanoo reported on another TikTok “influencer” who says she was discriminated against because she couldn’t squeeze down the aisle due to her large size. (Featured image taken from Olivimbpp0t’s TikTok video below.)
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In her video she states, “Honestly, it’s discrimination that they can’t build wider aisles in airplanes 2023.” She is shown trying to maneuver through United’s Polaris cabin and has difficulty getting all of herself through the aisle. I hope that she purchased two seats, because if not, I feel sorry for the passenger that had to sit beside her in Economy. There is no way that she would fit in a single seat.
The sense of entitlement stems from a shift in some societal attitudes. While I do not think it is right to fat shame, there is a line when it shifts to glorifying obesity. Airline seats are cramped. Carriers want to add more seats and make more money. While this has been happening, people have not gotten smaller and in many cases, seats just cannot contain them. This cry of discrimination is unfounded. I’m six foot, five inches tall and cannot stand up straight on many regional jets. Should the planes be made taller? No. I duck and move to my seat. It’s the same for width, squeeze through and take your seat.
US carriers do not handle this as well as some of their foreign competitors. Last year, a Brazilian plus-sized woman slammed Qatar Airways after it refused to let her travel in Economy Class. The carrier demanded that she pay extra for a premium seat so that she would fit. Qatar Airways released a statement saying, “anyone who impedes upon the space of a fellow traveller and cannot secure their seatbelt or lower their armrests may be required to purchase an additional seat both as a safety precaution and for the comfort and safety of all passengers.” I agree with Qatar and applaud them thinking about other passengers and not just making accommodations based on demands.
Anthony’s Take: This is another example of the problem being everyone else’s fault. It’s not easy to lose weight. I want to lose some myself. I also understand that weight gain has lots of causes that are not always gluttony. But, to expect special treatment, free seats, or an aircraft redesign is ludicrous. It’s also not discrimination. Everyone walks down the same aisle.
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Agree entirely thank you
shame that this TikTok video was edited, by a fake account named @oliviabppt0t, who stole the content of online model Mary Boberry. In the original video, the model actually shares her tips on traveling when you are as big as her. I guess that its easier to write about fakes than try to learn the truth behind :/
If you are as big as her your can just ship yourself UPS freight, they even have forklifts to put her ass in the plane.
Lardy b*** should eat fewer chips and burgers. Get exercise and stop blaming the world for your obesity. You’re fat. End of.
And you’re perfection I imagine
It’s not about prefection, it’s about common sense and decency.
lol it’s not about perfection, it’s about stop blaming others for your own mistake
There are different sized people in the world. While you might think that fat people all overeat, you’d be wrong. Some people have big frames, some medical issues. Regardless, the aisles of planes are small. I’m not fat but my hips touch the seats and I need to walk slightly sideways to get down the aisle. So unless you’re a size 6 and under, you probably do the same without realizing. It wouldn’t hurt for airplanes to have more aisle space, and more leg room too. Their goal is to make more money but at the cost of comfort for nearly everyone!
Shit up you div it’s fat caused by overeating
Awww aren’t you a cherub
No you’re wrong. No one gets obese from eating fruits and vegetables. Stop with the excuses. lol
Exactly, I have a friend who has a thyroid issue and once he stopped blaming everything else, and focused on diet and exercise, he is a third of the size he used to be.
But it would hurt. The normal range of sizes would have to pay extra for those aisles to be wider. This is a nation of making to people who do thing right to suffer for those who do thing less right.
Did she paid for 2/3 seats?
I hope so
Badz grubasem wpierdalaj bez opamietania nie cwicz i nie dbaj o swoje zdrowie … obwiniaj swiat ze robia za male przejscia.
In this day and age of body positivity it’s wrong to identify certain points… but if you can’t fit down the aisle of an airplane then the problem is with you and not the company that has successfully designed planes for 100’s of years. Your TikTok status and body positivity stance can get you so far in life but waking up to reality one day will take you that step further. Don’t change the plane, change yourself.
” has successfully designed planes for 100’s of years.” The first plane was in build in 1903, so 120 yrs ago 🙂
She should be entitled to sitting her fat ass at home, or she could just go by FedEx or UPS, they both have cargo aircraft and forklifts to move her mass. The only thing I would be truly worried about is her mass creating its own gravitational pull and screwing up the plane’s navigation system.
You should have been put down at birth
The problem isn’t the design of the plane. Maybe consider doing cardio and eating a salad instead.
Cardio does not equal weight loss dumbo
Cardio does not equal weight loss dumbo
You can absolutely lose weight with cardio (in conjunction with a sensible diet.) I myself lost 160 lbs. So it would seem the only dummy here is you.
Jesus the fucking state of that. Lose some weight ffs
she should try Lockheed C-5 Galaxy plenty of room for her
But I have to pay for my 5 lb “overweight” luggage while a hippo boards the plane. I got sat next to an overweight guy once and boy that was fun. I am 6 ft 200 lbs and I enjoyed half a seat that flight. lol
Leave her alone; she is just a bus-size model.
In your discussions about obesity, please remember that the genes in a body also do their part!